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01 August 2022

In the media: Privacy and Media Law expert comments to the Vardy and Rooney verdict

Head of Dispute Resolution and Privacy and Media Law expert Dominic Crossley comment on the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney has featured in multiple outlets, including the Evening Standard and Yahoo News. All articles have been linked below with kind permission.

On Friday 29 July, Rebekah Vardy lost the High Court libel battle she brought against Coleen Rooney over a 2019 viral social media post, declaring Vardy was secretly leaking stories to the media about a fellow footballer’s teammates and their wives. Dominic explains, "Libel litigation involves a gruelling and intense focus on the evidence and Ms Vardy's pursuit of this case now stands as a stark reminder of the perils faced by a dogmatic claimant"

For Dispute Resolution or Privacy and Media Law enquiries, contact Dominic Crossley via email or on 020 7465 4306

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